Circa 1905 lantern-slide image by K. Tamamura. Japan. Image via Okinawa Soba on Flickr
Two Pheasants. Artist: Koson . About 1910, Japan
Bay Watch - Elegant Line - 続風流線
Iwata Sentarou 岩田専太郎 1901-1974
Bijin in yukata - 1960s
Contemporary furisode # 1. Japan
Japanese artist and student Takayuki Hori created this awesome (and award-winning) series of eight translucent origami skeletal animals entitled Oritsunagumono, which translates to mean ‘things folded and connected’.
Printed on translucent paper, each piece represents an endangered species native to Japan’s coastal waterways and contains a foreign object inside their body - human-made detritus - representing the environmental threats faced by these animals. They are hauntingly beautiful memento mori for fragile wildlife struggling to cope in a hazardous ecosystem.
Samurai and Horse
Clearing Weather at Horikawa - Horikawa seiran - Eda Genzô (Yôbu hakkei)
Uchiyama Genzo - Onraku-ji at Mount Shofû in Ogasaka. The Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei nijûsanban Ogasaka Shofûsan Onraku-ji), (Kannon reigenki)